Winehouse booed by angry concert-goers



They tried to make her go to rehab -- and she did.

But perhaps Amy Winehouse should’ve stay in rehab a little longer.



How would you have reacted if you had seen her give such a performance?

Why do you think so many stars have to go to rehab?

Have you ever been to a concert that you didn't enjoy? Why?

Vocabulary:

w____ - the money that you receive from your work at the end of the month

to s_______ - to have difficulty doing something

k______ - the time when an activity starts eg football

to b__ - to make a noise that shows disapproval

the s____ - the place where actors are in the theatre

to w_____ - to walk around slowly without any clear purpose or direction

to s____ ___ - to express opinions forcefully

upcoming (adj)

to shell out -

a week's worth -

a mouthpiece -

shortly afterwards -

needless to say -

a comeback tour -

sober (adj) -



Grammar point:

"...spending most of the time wandering around the stage"

How much time do you spend watching TV each day?

Do you spend a lot of time doing housework?

Do you spend more or less time speaking on the phone than you used to?






Source: You Tube (Pablo Aguiar) Key Words: Rehab Winehouse



Amy Winehouse - Rehab

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know
I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go go go

I'd rather be at home with ray
I ain't got seventy days
Cause there's nothing
There's nothing you can teach me
That I can't learn from Mr Hathaway

I didn't get a lot in class
But I know it don't come in a shot glass

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know
I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go go go

The man said 'why do you think you here'
I said 'I got no idea
I'm gonna, I'm gonna lose my baby
so I always keep a bottle near'
He said 'I just think you're depressed,
this me, yeah baby, and the rest'

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know

I don't ever wanna drink again
I just ooh I just need a friend
I'm not gonna spend ten weeks
have everyone think I'm on the mend

It's not just my pride
It's just 'til these tears have dried

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know
I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go go go




Comments

Hi Graham! I only know three answers... :(

"wage" - the money that you receive from your work at the end of the month

to s_______ - to have difficulty doing something

k______ - the time when an activity starts eg football

to b__ - to make a noise that shows disapproval

the "stage" - the place where actors are in the theatre

to "wander" - to walk around slowly without any clear purpose or direction

to s____ ___ - to express opinions forcefully
Graham said…
Come on Jose Luis!

I know you can do better than that. The text isn't so long and you have the first letter of the word (as well as the length of the word).

Have another go. The words that you got are correct.
Montse said…
Hi, Graham. How are things going?
I really like how this girl sang but it was a shame the way how she lived and how she managed her career. The public were right to boo her. Someone should have told her that she couldn’t sing in this way. I don’t like crowd so, I haven’t attended a lot of concerts but I’ve never happened anything like this.
I’ve seen the video but the woman spoke very fast and I’m not able to follow her. Nevertheless, here are my answers.


wage - the money that you receive from your work at the end of the month

to struggle - to have difficulty doing something

kickoff - the time when an activity starts eg football

to boo - to make a noise that shows disapproval

the stage - the place where actors are in the theatre

to wander - to walk around slowly without any clear purpose or direction

to speak up - to express opinions forcefully

upcoming (adj) – when something is happening soon

to shell out – to give money for something when you don’t feel like doing it.

a week's worth – money that they pay you for a work week

a mouthpiece – a spokesperson

shortly afterwards - to pass a few time, soon afterwards

needless to say – to remark something that is expected

a comeback tour – to show up again with a tour

sober (adj) – not drunk
Graham said…
Hi Montse,

I'm doing OK. How's things with you? (NB I've used "how's" - grammatically incorrect but widely used).

I agree. She was incredibly talented but she met the inevitable end.


I don’t like CROWDS, so I haven’t BEEN TO / attended a lot of concerts but NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME.